Running the 5 Mile Frosty
Today was a day that I will remember for a long time while running the 5 Mile Frosty. How many opportunities do you get to run a race in Ohio when the temperature is a balmy 50 degrees outside?
My wife and I were able to experience this with over 600 runners in beautiful Hudson, Ohio while having a great time & making it a perfect Christmas Eve-weather included! It was a great time in Hudson and a Christmas Eve to remember when the weather was perfect!
The Frosty 5 mile race, now an annual Hudson tradition is hosted by Western Reserve Racing & benefits both the Akron Canton Food Bank and the Friends of Hudson Parks-both great causes in my book! Some of the highlights were Santa as the MC, Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, health foods, music, volunteers on the race path, and a notification via email showing your results at the end of the race. What service!
The race path consisted mostly residential roads with one detour on a walking trail. I was kept motivated and alive thanks to many volunteers and race supporters out early in the morning to rally the cause. I wasn’t able to catch Frosty, but I finished the race in 45 minutes which I was proud of!
Being only my 2nd official race this year, I am so inspired by this event and have taken on the New Years resolution to run more races in 2016.
Thank you to Hudson, Ohio and to Western Reserve Racing to hold such a wonderful event!